How to Be a Go-To Authority for Successful Aging

 

Hi there, I’m Carol Marak, founder of the Elder Orphan Facebook Group, and the go-to authority on aging alone by leading publications like The New York Times, Washington Post, U.S. News and World Report, NPR, and more!

I’m an Aging...

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Do You Have An Aging Plan Poll Results

In the last article, I asked, Boomer, What's Your Elder Care Plan? In the article, readers had the opportunity to take a poll for the purpose of giving me feedback about your desire to create a long-term plan. I want to know...

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Boomer, What's Your Elder Care Plan?

In a Forbes article, Howard Gleckman says, "As 2020 dawns, the U.S. is about to reach a critical, historic tipping point in its need to care for frail older adults. And we are tragically unprepared."

In 2025, the first phase of the...

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How a Self-Care Journal Can Help A Loved One Who is Aging

Self-Care is vital at any and every age. And, everyone wins when an individual is intentional about their habits related to health and happiness.

As a Certified Caregiving Consultant, I often advise my clients to encourage their loved ones to do...

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How to Plan for Self Care When Aging Alone

It feels like yesterday when I helped my parents with their elder care needs, while working a full-time job. Today, I’m the one who has grown older and occasionally need help, but unlike my parents, I don’t have adult...
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5 Habits to Embrace for Independence

I strive to live life on my terms. In fact, my strong desire to always be independent and the master of my own destiny sometimes causes friction with those I love. But the reality is I am not different than most Americans. I mean our...

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How do you want to live as you grow older?

Maybe you appreciate privacy and want to stay where you are.. in the home that’s filled with your love, time, and energy. 

AARP’s 2018 Home and Community Preferences study agrees. The survey found 76% of Americans age 50 and...

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Top Challenges of Adults Aging Alone and How to Remedy Them

 

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Today’s Live talked about a few challenges seniors face and the app I use that helps me navigate some of them.

First challenge is Loneliness and Isolation

A report by...

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Get Answers from Physicians, Attorneys, Counselors, & Dietitians

             

One of the biggest issues solo agers face when living alone is, "who do I discuss medical and legal issues with?" It's not like we have a person in the other room to ask for an opinion or tap...

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Plan for Aging in Place or Choose to Move to a Senior Setting

What's your plan to age independently and safely? Does it involve your home or a move to a senior housing community? A lot of us choose our homes over senior communities but for folks aging alone, that can be a difficult goal to accomplish,...

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